Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Who Was Your First Celebrity Crush?
Star Wars movie, I was hooked. I couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old, but I was enchanted -- hypnotized and entranced, even.
And it wasn't even the spectacle of it all that I loved so much. Not the lightsabers. Not the Storm Troopers. Not even the intergalactic showdowns. Nope, it wasn't about any of that. Really, it was about one person in particular.
A man named Luke Skywalker.
Oh, I was obsessed. Sure, I've fallen for fictional characters since (Chuck Bass! Don Draper! Captain America! The Winchester brothers!), but you never really forget your first celebrity love, do you? I mean, Mr. Skywalker was brave and fearless. He never gave up, and to my five-year-old heart, THAT's what you should always look for in a potential crush. I must have watched Star Wars multiple times and just smiled at the TV screen -- mine was a pure and exciting and unconditional love, even when I found out that he was the spawn of evil Darth Vader. In fact, I think that just made me love him even more. Here was a man who was just trying to do the right thing, and suddenly, everything takes a turn for the complicated and intense.
I'll always love you, Luke!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it hits theaters this Friday? xoxo